Yu Okamura

Yu Okamura

Baker & McKenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise)


Yu Okamura is a member of the Antitrust/Competition and Corporate/ M&A practice groups. Prior to joining the Firm, he worked at a number of other well-known law firms in Japan.

Practice Focus

Yu has extensive experience advising clients on multijurisdictional merger control matters for M&A transactions. He is also experienced in handling international cartel matters.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Represented clients in a wide variety of industries – including the automotive, semiconductor, energy and pharmaceuticals industries – in multijurisdictional merger fillings.
  • Conducted internal investigations and represented clients in international cartel investigations.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Tokyo Bar Association - Member


  • New York~United States (2020)
  • Japan (2009)


  • University of California, Berkeley (LLM) (2018)
  • The University of Tokyo Graduate Schools for Law and Politics (JD) (2006)
  • Keio University Faculty of Law (LLB) (2004)


  • English
  • Japanese


  • Speaker, "Emerging countries competition law seminar (6) Turkey," Fair Trade Institute, March 2020
  • Speaker, "Summary of interim proposals for the revision of the Civil Code and their impact on industry," Financial Management Forums, Inc., May 2013
  • Speaker, "Compliance Seminar: Effective training methods and concrete examples," Dai-Ichi Hoki Co, Ltd., December 2012
  • Speaker, "Implications of the feed-in tariff law for renewable energy," Corporate Management Forums, Inc., July 2012


  • Co-Author, “Overseas Competition Law by Learning Actual Violation Cases – Regulations and Sanctions – US, EU, BRICS and Asia Pacific Countries,” Daiichi Hoki, June 2020